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Ai Khanoum

Ai Khanoum is located between Bactra and Alexander Eschate (Alexandria the furthest), believed to be the farthest point Alexander reached. The present site was only discovered in the 1960's by a hunting party when Greek columns were seen in the ground. For 14 years French archaeologist excavated the area and came to the conclusion it was built by Seleucus I in the 290's. Built near the Oxus river it had tall walls and Greek style architecture. AI Khanoum was completely abandoned after 150 BC, burned, and overrun by northern invaders.

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Antiochus I
Mint: Ai Khanoum
281 to 261 BC
Obvs: Beardless head of Heracles right wearing lion skin headdress.
Revs: Humped bull walking right.
AE 16mm, 2.99g
$0.00
Order # G 297
Ref: SC 441.1; HGC 9, 187(R3)

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Antiochus I Hover to enlarge Antiochus I

Antiochus I
Mint: Ai Khanoum
281 to 261 BC
Obvs: Helmeted head of Athena right, dotted border.
Revs: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Nike standing left holding wreath with small wings rising above shoulders.
AE 19x20mm, 5.45g
$0.00
Order # G 298
Ref: SC 452 or 453; HGC 9, 164(R2)/190(R3)
Note: This coin falls right in between the weight of denomination B and C

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Antiochus I Hover to enlarge Antiochus I

Antiochus I
Mint: Ai Khanoum
AR Hemidrachm
281 to 261 BC
Obvs: Diademed head of Antiochus I right with elderly features. Dotted border.
Revs: BAΣIΛEΩΣ on left ANTIOXOY in exergue, horned and bridled horse head right with flame like forelock. Δ in circle upper right before horse's forehead.
12mm, 2.09g
$0.00
Order # G 317
Ref: cf. SC 433.1; HGC 9, --
Note: Unpublished with control before horse's forehead.

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